The popular VdeV Series has announced that they are to introduce a Junior Series for the 2016 season, a platform within the Proto Endurance Challenge.
The prize awarded to the winner, who must be under 26 years of age, will consist of a free season entry for an LMP3 or CN prototype in V de V the following year.
“This idea has evolved throughout the year,” explains Eric Van de Vyver. “Several Team Managers and drivers approached me with their suggestions as it’s a concept already present in other championships and notably, in today’s climate, this would be widely appreciated by many young hopefuls with fragile budgets.
“We hope this attractive offer will seduce new competitors and confirm once again that our series is the cornerstone of endurance racing. A status, of course, that no one has yet questioned or doubted. On another level, if by creating this platform, we manage to help our current teams in securing their driver line ups, then we will have succeeded in respecting V de V’s spirit of mutual support.
In order to participate in the V de V Junior Series, drivers must be under the age of 26 and can’t have previously taken part in the V de V Proto Endurance Challenge. They will be automatically classed as “elite” drivers and must partake in at least six rounds of the championship.
Each car cannot run more than one Junior and a distinct podium will be given for the top three at the end of each race. When the season comes to a close, the driver with the most points in the overall Proto Endurance Challenge scoreboard will be crowned champion.
The winner will walk away with a free season entry for an LMP3 or CN prototype in the V de V Endurance Series, a prize worth 31 000€.